We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Riviera Hotel

Book on TripAdvisor
in partnership with
Trusted partner. We work with Booking.com to make your booking as easy as possible.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Best prices for:1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Riviera Hotel
View Map
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

20 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 18: English reviews
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Level Contributor
133 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice big room and very clean. Nice view of durban harbour and hotel gives you a voucher for breakfast. Area didnt feel safe at night but a taxi right outside solved that problem. The hotel is quite old and the building next door is a wreck. However, the staff were great. Wouldnt feel safe staying here alone but will stay... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Ann H
Rustenburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Booked for 6 nights but checked out after 2 nights, the hotel is extremely bad, the carpet in the room looked like it was neva cleaned in ages, the bedding had stains, the location is horrible and not safe at all. Bad bad bad....

Helpful?
1 Thank Puseletso N

Travelers are raving about these Durban hotels

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Could pass as a good lodge with services , ok for the rate you pay , great location, very near ushaka marine , and the beach , just a block away from the harbour , spent 2 nights on the 5th floor great veiws from the window to the harbour.

Helpful?
Thank reezanK
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

The hotel is very nice and clean , not forgetting the view over looking the Durban Harbor. Its location is perfect and near many things in Durban . The convenience of the Busters Diners also makes it the Budget hotel of choice when visiting Durban. I had an awesome 4 days and 3 nights stay and could recommend it to... More 

Helpful?
Thank simply2001
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

Great location (By the Durban Harbour). Warm and friendly staff. Great food available in the Hotel Restaurant. Everything is within easy access from the hotel. The beach, the harbour, uShaka Marine world, you name it. If you are looking for a great quite stay away from the noise and busy beaches, Riviera Hotel is the place to be.

Helpful?
3 Thank johnsonn385
Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

It was alright, for the money you pay. It was basic, but it was clean and spacious. There was no shower, only a bath. Breakfast was nice, and included within the room price. This hotel is okay to stay for a couple of nights if you're on a budget.

Helpful?
Thank Stephanie G
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

we had the pleasure of enjoying a great room with a great view on the 5th floor, of Durban's harbour. It is a budget hotel, but the staff were exceptionally friendly and I loved the busters budget diner downstairs. If you're looking for a budget stay in Durban CBD, this is great value. Peter was also a great help!

Helpful?
4 Thank Naureen K
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
50 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Overall, an average stay. The hotel’s location is good because it is right by the water, and on the city’s bus route, and the hotel site and just outside it is safe. But due to inputting the hotel’s address incorrectly in the GPS when trying to initially find it, we got an unintended tour of the neighborhood. Because of that,... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank paulino636
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

the location of this hotel makes it a great destination for the budget traveller who needs nothing more than a place to stay. it is within close proximity to many of the must see activities of durban. the rooms are clean comfortable and well serviced with helpful staff. having said that- it must be noted that the front of house... More 

Helpful?
5 Thank ganhes
Durban, South Africa
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

when I needed a place to stay in Durban I remembered one of the names my father mentioned more than 20 years ago "Riviera hotel". I booked in on 17/07/2013 and checked out on 19/07/2013 and I had a pleasant stay. A very warm welcome from Joan and Bongani. Bongani was very helpful with directions for surrounding places and tips... More 

Helpful?
5 Thank Ndileka
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

1 photo of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Durban hotels
0.3 mi away
Royal Hotel
Royal Hotel
#22 of 43 in Durban
3.0 of 5 stars 131 reviews
0.4 mi away
Albany Hotel
Albany Hotel
#37 of 43 in Durban
3.0 of 5 stars 78 reviews
0.6 mi away
Road Lodge Durban
Road Lodge Durban
#33 of 43 in Durban
3.5 of 5 stars 31 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.2 mi away
Parade Hotel
Parade Hotel
#23 of 43 in Durban
3.0 of 5 stars 54 reviews
1.0 mi away
Parkview Hotel
Parkview Hotel
#34 of 43 in Durban
3.0 of 5 stars 45 reviews
1.8 mi away
The Waterfront Hotel and Spa
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Airport Transportation

Additional Information about Riviera Hotel

Address: 127 Victoria Embankment Esplanade, Durban 4001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > KwaZulu-Natal > Durban
Price Range: $35 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 66
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Agoda and Booking.com so you can book your Riviera Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Hotel Style:
#9 On the Beach Hotel in Durban
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay